Upcoming Events

Event 1

Date: 30th September – 3rd October 2022

location: canberra

Conflux 16: 2022 Visions of Time, will explore the future of the speculative fiction industry over three days from 30 September to 3 October 2022 at the Rydges Hotel, Capital Hill, Canberra.

Register for Conflux today, or sign up to keep up informed about guests and programming. The latest Progress report is now available to download, as is the Draft Program.

Conflux Short Story Competition

Conflux invites you to submit stories of 4000 words or less, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is “Visions of Time”.

The short story competition is open to all Australian residents and current members of Conflux. Entries can be sent to <chair@conflux.org.au>. The original submission date has been extended and submissions now close at midnight Monday September 19 2022.

Entry is $5, unless you are a member of Conflux or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free! (The entry fee can be paid at www.trybooking.com/BKNCG)


First prize is $200 and a Conflux 2023 membership. Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 2023 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 2023 membership.


Stories should be written in English, suitable for a general audience (i.e., no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.

Please submit them in the following format: RTF or MS-Word DOCX, double spaced, with the story title in the top right header.

Make the first page of your document a cover sheet that includes your name, contact details and story title (we will remove this before we give it to the judges). YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE OTHER PAGES OF THE STORY.

Winners will be announced during the convention weekend at the Ditmar Awards ceremony.